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Origin of flying buttress
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Example sentences from the Web for flying buttress
That ground hold was to stop you flying through weather that could kill you and everyone else aboard.
The copilot on Flight 8501 was Remi Emmanuel Piesel, 46, who despite his age had just 2,275 hours of flying experience.
Inevitably, the old visceral “hands-on” flying skills, no longer much employed by pilots, have atrophied like an unused limb.
The “pilot flying” was more probably the far less experienced copilot.
One report has the AirAsia Airbus flying at a speed very close to what would trigger a low speed stall.
Profiting by this, Benjy quietly moved away round a colossal buttress of the berg, and took refuge in an ice-cave.
I asked him to tell me how he produced a certain effect he makes in his arrangement of the ballad in Wagner's Flying Dutchman.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
These Eskimos were very fond of kite-flying, for its own sake, without reference to utility!
Pretty well for "a cross between an Astley's chariot, a flying machine and a treadmill."Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
I've seen just enough of flying fishes to hanker after Mandalay, just enough of Spaniards to long for a sight of Spain.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
British Dictionary definitions for flying buttress
Cultural definitions for flying buttress
An external, arched support for the wall of a church or other building. Flying buttresses were used in many Gothic cathedrals (see also cathedral); they enabled builders to put up very tall but comparatively thin stone walls, so that much of the wall space could be filled with stained-glass windows. The cathedrals of Chartres and Notre Dame de Paris were built with flying buttresses.